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Coinbase is a global digital asset exchange company, meaning it is a platform where individuals can buy and sell cryptocurrencies. They have some cryptocurrencies that Etoro doesn't offer, while Etoro has some cryptocurrencies that Coinbase doesn't offer. Therefore, it can be a good idea to have profiles on both platforms if you want to start trading cryptocurrencies.


One of the advantages of Coinbase is that it also serves as a cryptocurrency wallet, where you can store your cryptocurrencies. Besides that, they often offer the possibility to earn cryptocurrency while you learn about cryptocurrencies, which I think is a very nice feature on the website. I have done it myself, and I now own some cryptocurrencies that I haven't paid for myself. If you are interested in Coinbase, you can follow my guide on how it works here.

First of all, you need to create a profile on Coinbase. It takes approximately five minutes. Once you are at Coinbase, click on "Get started". If you access Coinbase through this link, you will receive an additional $10 worth of Bitcoin for free when you place an order for more than The additional Bitcoin should be in your portfolio within one week.

Once you have created a profile, you are ready to purchase cryptocurrencies. The easiest way to get started is by clicking on "Prices" in the top menu.


Once you have clicked on "Prices," you will access the various cryptocurrencies that you can buy on Coinbase, and you can see their respective prices. When you have decided which cryptocurrency you want to buy, simply click on the blue "Trade" button located on the right side.

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In my example, I chose Bitcoin, and I would like to buy €100 worth of Bitcoin and pay with my credit card. You do not need to transfer funds to Coinbase before buying cryptocurrencies. You just pay with your credit card.

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As an additional security measure, you will need to preview your order before it is processed. If I buy Bitcoin for €100, I will receive 0.00958736 Bitcoin, taking into account the fee charged by Coinbase. Once you click "Buy now," you will become the proud owner of Bitcoin.

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